Conagua forecasts heavy rains in 13 states of Mexico today


Considering the alert for rains and strong gusts of wind forecasted for today, it is crucial that citizens take precautions to avoid greater risks.

The National Water Commission (CONAGUA) announced in its most recent weather forecast report today that very heavy rains, with accumulations between 50 and 75 millimeters, are predicted in Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Puebla, and San Luis Potosí.

Where will there be rains today?

Additionally, strong rains, from 25 to 50 millimeters, are expected in Chiapas, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Morelos, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Querétaro, Tamaulipas, and Tlaxcala.

There will also be intervals of showers, from 5 to 25 millimeters, in Guerrero, Michoacán, and Veracruz, and some isolated rains, from 0.1 to 5 millimeters, in Tabasco.

The most intense rains can cause landslides, increases in the levels of rivers and streams, as well as overflows and floods in low areas of the mentioned regions.

Therefore, the population is advised to stay alert to the notices of the National Meteorological Service (SMN) and the National Water Commission (Conagua), and to follow the instructions of Civil Protection.

Where will there be strong gusts of wind today?

Likewise, winds with gusts of 50 to 70 kilometers per hour, with possible dust storms, are expected in Aguascalientes, Baja California, Chihuahua, Mexico City, Durango, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Morelos, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tlaxcala, and Zacatecas.

Conagua added that whirlwinds could form in Coahuila and Nuevo León. In the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in Oaxaca, and in Veracruz, south winds with gusts of the same magnitude and possible dust storms are expected, as well as possible whirlwinds in Tamaulipas.

Wind gusts of 40 to 60 kilometers per hour are also anticipated in Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatán, with possible dust storms in Baja California Sur, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Sonora.

These meteorological conditions are the result of a dry line in the north of Coahuila, combined with a low-pressure channel that extends over the north and center of Mexico.

In addition, instability at high levels of the atmosphere, along with the influx of moisture from the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and the subtropical jet stream, contribute to this outlook.

Source: Debate